Dario Gil, Ph.D.
Dr. Gil is a leading technologist and executive at IBM. As a Director at IBM Research, he has worldwide responsibilities for IBM’s energy and natural resources research activities, leading a global team of scientists across 12 laboratories that are focused on accelerating industry transformation through breakthrough science and the systematic application of the latest advances in information technology. He is the creator and Founding Director of the Smarter Energy Research Institute, an international collaborative research consortia focused on advancing the utility of the future through the use of predictive analytics, optimization and advanced computation. Prior to his current position Dr. Gil was a Program Manager in the office of the Vice President of Science and Technology in IBM Research, where he had responsibilities for developing the Science and Technology Strategy for IBM’s research laboratories. Coinciding with the IBM Centennial, and as part of IBM's annual Global Technology Outlook (a set of comprehensive studies that the IBM CEO commissions to the Research division to direct IBM's technology roadmaps, strategy and investments) Dr. Gil recently led an interdisciplinary team in a year long effort to define the new "Frontiers of Information Technology" that are most likely to shape the industry in the decades to come. The strategy highlights the transformational impact that Cognitive Computing will have in the world and has shaped IBM’s view that a new era of computing is about to emerge. An expert in the field of lithography and nanotechnology, he is the author of numerous patents and over 20 publications in international journals and conferences. Dr. Gil serves on the Project Review Board of the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Regional Demonstration Project, is a member of the Advisory Council of the New York Energy Policy Institute, the Industrial Advisory Group of the Institute of Photonic Sciences, as well as the Future Trends Forum (a think-tank focused on global innovation). Dr. Gil is an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology and received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).